Editorial: Trump social media bans, and broader reform, overdue

Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms were right to at least temporarily ban President Donald Trump. The danger of Trump’s incendiary rhetoric and outright lies about election fraud was abundantly clear last week, after he goaded a mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol and interrupted the peaceful transition of power. This does not absolve platforms of their culpability, however, in amplifying, distributing and normalizing abhorrent and corrosive content for years. Nor does this let off the hook Trump’s allies and enablers, including many Republican leaders. They are complicit for sta…

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